Ethics at Target

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A message from our CEO

As a purpose-driven company, we know how important it is to draw on shared values to bring our purpose to life. To help our team members do that each and every day, we’ve created a Code of Ethics that represents our values and the promises we make to our guests, team, stakeholders, communities and our culture.

In our daily work, we’re building connections with the people and the communities we serve. Every good decision strengthens those bonds and helps create a brand we can be proud of every day. 

— Brian Cornell, CEO

Code of Ethics

Target Corporation is committed to complying with all applicable laws and conducting business ethically. We uphold our values, and deliver on our purpose by doing what’s right for Target, our team and guests. Each Target team member, regardless of role, entity, or location has a duty to follow the law, the Code of Ethics “the Code” and Target’s policies and procedures. Team members are obligated to report any suspected or actual ethical concerns, and always make ethical business decisions that align with Target’s purpose and values.

The Code provides expectations for team member conduct and guides ethical decision making. While it is not possible to specifically cover all laws and policies, the Code establishes expectations to consistently guide ethical decision making, and do what’s right for Target, our team and guests.

Team members are made aware of the Code of Ethics and reporting channels via new hire and annual Ethics Training, and the employee handbook.

Code of Ethics PDF

Defining ethics at Target

Target’s commitment to ethical standards is reflected in the way we conduct business and through our actions. All team members must always consider the impact on our guests, team members, stakeholders, and our communities when making business decisions.

We must demonstrate our commitment to building a strong ethical culture by:

  • Modeling Target’s values through our decisions and actions.
  • Exhibiting honesty, respect and concern for others through every interaction.
  • Understanding and following Target policies and procedures.
  • Complying with all laws.
  • Seeking guidance when you have ethical questions or concerns.
  • Reporting any suspected violations or concerns.

By holding ourselves and each other accountable to these standards, we deliver on our purpose and values while deepening the trust of our guests, team members, stakeholders and our communities.

Members of our Board of Directors similarly follow the Director Code of Ethics, which is contained in our Corporate Governance Guidelines. 

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Guest trust is critical to our success – trust in our products, our services and our actions. And this trust, built up over decades of ethical practice, can either be enhanced or eroded by the decisions we make each day.

– Brian Cornell CEO, Target Corporation

Reporting options






  • U.S.: 1.800.541.6838 
  • India: 000.800.100.1657 
  • Bangladesh: 880 (0) 9610.998509 
  • China: 4001201894 
  • Hong Kong: 800906528 
  • Indonesia: (021) 50918413 
  • Vietnam: 024 4458 3187 


Other non-U.S. locations: place a collect call to the U.S. at: 1-470-219-7116


Write: Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Target Corporation, 1000 Nicollet Mall #3110, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Target does not tolerate retaliation of any kind against someone who reports a concern in good faith.

Guests can visit us at to reach the right team or call us at 1.800.440.0680 

Business Partner Code of Conduct

Target requires all of our business partners to read, understand and comply with all expectations outlined in the Business Partner Code of Conduct (BPCC) and all Target requirements.


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